Attack On Kitten is a retro action-adventure game that aims to recreate the 16-bit games of yesterday by utilizing classic game design to deliver a truly great gaming experience. You play as Kat the Cat Knight, on a quest to save the beloved Cat Kingdom from the fins of the evil goldfish Xerxes. Wield mighty and magical cats to shoot, slash, and scratch your way to victory!
As you play, our love of classic Super NES games will shine though. The adventure is reminiscent of Mega Man X, Super Metroid, and Donkey Kong Country. We aim to take what made games like these so great and bring it back with a new light.
If you are crazy for cats, platforming, vibrant art, catchy tunes, fishy bosses, and pulse-pounding action... Attack On Kitten is a must play! And hey, if you aren't a cat person, this might just be the thing to turn you around.
Go ahead and give our demo a try!
As a Cat Knight, you are nothing without your cat. They are your best friends and best force against threats to your peaceful and playful kingdom. But who will be coming along with you for your journey?
Meet the real stars of Attack On Kitten. Your affectionate armaments come in a variety of breeds and utility but they all have one thing in common... they are great at kicking evil fish tail!
While your cats are indeed mighty, Xerxes the Goldfish has weapons of his own! He not only commands a vast army of loyal fish, but his extreme intellect has allowed him to develop powerful augmentations to his troops and even more-so his fish generals.
Little Mackerel, Allureya, and Shark-Tank are just some examples, and we have tons of aquatic adversaries in store!
We love Super NES games. Something about the look and sounds resonates to our core. Attack On Kitten holds true to color and sound limitations of games from that era, but with a few modern touches such as widescreen display.
Our animations and art go through intense scrutiny to ensure the best detail and purr-sonality! We also make many nods to some of our favorite games with enemy move-sets and animations.
Attack On Kitten is designed around one philosophy, "But is it fun?" All mechanics, bosses, and stage layouts are made with this question in mind.
Every attack should feel precise and consistent, and new cats will give you not just new options for fighting but for exploration as well. Finding a new cat won't simply replace an old one, and each one will remain useful in and out of combat for the entirety of the game. Enemies behave in ways that are predictable but challenging.
The team has learned from time and experience that it takes the right blend of these mechanics, art, and story to create a memorable and fun experience.
We are proud to say Attack On Kitten is made with GameMaker Studio 2! After experimenting with several different engines, we eventually determined that GMS2 was the best for our needs. With tile-mapping and room inheritance, it has the best toolset to allow us to produce the highest quality product in the shortest amount of time.
Wisp Entertainment is a Louisiana based company formed in 2012 by Van Phelan, Adam Folse and Samuel Perkins. In 2016 Megan Hourcade joined the team and brought with her the idea for a new game, Attack On Kitten. The team brings a wide variety of skills and experience that makes them well equipped to create new, interesting, and fun games.
So what are we about? Our team strives to make games that are memorable, interesting, and most of all fun! We aim to evoke tears of joy and heartache, and leave you smiling from wit and charm. We want to create games that bring friends and family together, and to share the nostalgia and experiences of the games we grew up with and still love. We are excited to be working in such a creative and productive time that allows us to not only make the adventures we love, but share them with you in hopes that you will love them just as much!
Attack On Kitten is in early development but the core mechanics, bosses, weapons, and zones have been decided. An alpha build is currently available on our website (attackonkitten.com/download), which showcases some of the game's core mechanics and a small portion of the story and characters.
That being said, much of the game is still up in the air! The specific mechanics of each boss battle, enemy appearances and attacks, and even towns are still just written on paper. Many art assets still need to be created and mechanics coded. We believe that through your feedback and our refinement we can all work together to make a truly amazing gaming experience.
Video games take so much time and effort; especially when our team has full-time jobs in addition to making games. We are more than capable of completing the game, but the issue is time. By helping us with funds for music, art, and programming, you would allow us to focus our time on Attack On Kitten. It would become a full-time project, rather than something we only get to touch on weekends. This ensures that you get to experience the game as soon as possible! We have already poured a great amount of time, love, and money into the project, but it isn't quite enough to get it done. In order to get Attack On Kitten to everyone, we need you to help!
Restart your adventure with all of your acquired feline weaponry. The fish will be much tougher this time around. Beware!
Mac / Linux versions
Although we'd like to implement these versions at some point, this stretch goal will ensure our ability to do so in a timely manner.
Alternate Character Campaign
Begin a new story playing as totally different character. Experience the adventures in the Cat Kingdom from an alternate perspective.
We'll add a series of challenge scenarios for Kat to complete, such as defeating an onslaught of fish or landing near-impossible jumps.
What's better than cats? Cats with friends!
Thanks for backing us! Your name will appear somewhere in the game for being one of our supporters! (We'll let you know where we put it.) Also comes with exclusive backer wallpaper.
Get a digital copy of Attack On Kitten and a PDF of the instruction booklet, plus the rewards from the previous tier.
Artsy Cat Tier
Get a digital copy of Attack On Kitten, the PDF instruction booklet, and the digital artbook, filled with original concept art and tails of design and development.
Music Cat Tier
Get a digital copy of Attack On Kitten, the PDF instruction booklet, the digital artbook, and the digital soundtrack.
Art-Fanatic Cat Tier
We'll send you a physical card containing an exclusive, one-of-a-kind piece of original art from of Attack On Kitten, along with the rewards of all the previous tiers!
We'll mail you a Kickstarter-exclusive Attack On Kitten figurine. Includes all digital rewards.
Game Cat Tier
Your cat will be in the game! Send us a photo of your cat and we'll add them to the world of the Cat Kingdom. Your cat will make catty sounds and have their named displayed when the player interacts with them. We'll let you know where in the world we put your cat. You also get all the digital rewards!
Magical Cat Tier
Your cat will be in the game, AND you get to choose into what item they can transform! (Within reason, of course.) This will be an NPC town cat that you can interact with. Just like the previous tier, send us a photo of your cat, and we'll tell you how to find them in game. You still get all the digital rewards, too.
Super Magical Cat Tier
Your cat will be an important character in the game and will get a speech portrait! Your cat may become a innkeeper, a merchant, or even one of the kingdom's weapon technicians! Send us your cat's name and a photo of them and we'll get to work! Includes all digital rewards.
Royal Cat Tier
Does your cat rule? Here's their chance to show the world! Your cat will be added to the Hall of Royals in Cat Castle! They will get a royal portrait as one of the previous rulers of the Cat Kingdom! Send us their name and a photo of them, and we'll begin the coronation! Includes all digital rewards.
Legendary Cat Tier - SOLD OUT
Is your cat the chosen one? Your cat will become one of the main characters, taking on the role of the armor cat known as Mittens! This will be a major role, including dialogue and a speech portrait. Send us your cat's name and a photo of them and we'll begin clawing them in pages of history. Includes all digital rewards. SOLD OUT
Boss Cat Tier
You get to be a guest designer!!! Join the team as a guest to design a boss, a special NPC, or an area of the game! We'll work with you on getting your idea in the game in the best way possible. Includes all digital rewards.
Download our demo: attackonkitten.com/download
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Vote for us on Greenlight: [coming soon!]
Risks and challenges
Making memorable and great adventures takes time. Copious amounts of hard work and effort blend gameplay, visuals, and music seamlessly together, giving you the best possible experience. There are many reasons that fantastic games take a while to come out. Our biggest risk is delay. If CATastrophe were to strike, the team would pull together what resources we have to ensure its completion. This project takes priority for us.
Attack On Kitten is our pride and joy, and we will do what it takes to complete it!
That being said, we have planned our time-frame and costs with delays in mind. The Wisp Entertainment team has many years of programming experience and art background. Our artists have worked on feature films and are employed in the teaching industry, instructing others on how to produce game art and animation. We make games and we know how to get projects done.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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